People who are following this pitch with fervent enthusiasm will be asking ‘But wait the title suggests interplanetary warfare yet this so far has been a procedural Police drama’
Others will be asking ‘So you’re still doing this?’
Well, in the next scene we really move into the sci-fi by switching the action to a Secret Astrological Research Centre. Yes, it maybe a small town but when you think about it it’s an obvious place to put such an important and secret facility.
We meet Sophie who is dressed in a white lab coat and unnecessarily short skirt. The lab coat will immediately indicate to the viewer that she is a scientist.
When we first meet her she is looking through a telescope. This will clearly establish she is a space scientist.
Now we do have an important back story to tell with Sophie but I’m acutely aware we need to get back to the gratuitous slaughter of people no-one gives a shit about by the Unicorned Squirrels.
How we achieve this is by introducing another character who can best be described as a ‘dodgy bastard’. We will make it immediate apparent that this guy is odd as he will be bald, have an eye patch and will walk with a limp. He too will be wearing a lab coat. His name is Professor Schrinkle.
From his point of view we see him creep up on Sophie who is attentively looking up at the stars.
“Still trying to find him” He asks in a creepy voice which startles Sophie.
What follows is important dialogue between Sophie and Schrinkle.
Sophie: I will never give up looking for my Father who disappeared during that mission to Mars when I was just a little girl.
Schrinkle: I admire you Sophie. Ever since I was lead scientist on that mission to Mars I have often wondered what happened to your Father.
Sophie: I know you and my Father were good friends and people blamed you for what went wrong. But I know you would have never done anything to endanger him. You’ve been good to me and I remember you ensuring me and mum were okay. You spent a lot of time coming round our house to check on my mum and you also paid for me to make it through Astrological Scientist School. I’m grateful for everything you’ve done.
Schrinkle: How is your Mother by the way? Is she still single? Does she still yoga by that open window on a Tuesday?
He puts his robotic hand on her shoulder (I’ve decided he should have a robotic hand) and whispers “We will find out what happened to him”.
She stands up and moves to take a shower. The owners of this Top Secret Astrological Research Centre decided, following a team meeting, to install a shower after concerns about Sweaty Steve’s personal hygiene were raised.
Having had no real nudity in the movie since the opening scene we need to unnecessarily flash a bit of flesh.
Plus this does allow us to emphasise the creepiness of Schrinkle who watches Sophie through the frosted glass. The sound of creaking metal joints will imply that Schrinkle is pleasuring himself with his robotic hand.
There we have it, all the main players in this emotional melodrama are now in place. It’s time to take it up a notch.
Still interested? Come on you got this far! Next up Revelations